My Rural Connection

December 31, 2019

The soul of India lives in its villages …

Seventy per cent of India’s rural population resides in around 6.4 lakh villages. Yet, villages are not part of the mainstream public policy or academic discourse in India. Hope the year 2020 changes this. It is time to empower the village population

Divendra Singh
December 30, 2019

Artists from India, abroad set the stage on fire, promote tribal culture & tradition

Chhattisgarh hosted its first tribal dance festival between December 27 and 29 at Raipur. Around 2,500 artists showcased traditional tribal dances performed on weddings, crop harvesting & festivals

Rural Connection
December 30, 2019

O Human being! How fair is it to offer biscuits, chips and cold drinks to wild bears?

Few wild bears have become frequent visitors to the temples of deities situated on hilltops, adjoining or in the forests of Chhattisgarh … not to pray but to have food which devotees give to the visiting bears

Nitin Singhvi
December 30, 2019

There are the dragonflies and then there are damsels! Next time you visit a village, do bond with them

Dragonflies and damselflies play a vital role in ecosystem maintenance. If these beautiful creatures are to survive, we must act wisely to reduce water pollution and safeguard our wetlands

Pankaj Koparde